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    Kanuhura Maldives earns the prestigious and highly coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for 2021

    February 19 2021




    Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards. Kanuhura Maldives, a Sun Resort luxury hotel, earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and is showcased with other honorees on

    Entirely renovated and redesigned in 2016, Kanuhura Maldives is a timeless castaway chic experience for travelers seeking the ultimate luxury retreat at its best with a casual and private atmosphere. The island resort is home to 80 villas, tastefully furnished with sophistication and a modern touch. Kanuhura Maldives is also known to have one of the most iconic barefoot beaches in the Maldives together with postcard-perfect views and sunsets. Kanuhura Maldives invites you to visit its restaurants and bars where you will discover exquisite cuisines from all over the world. To complete your experience, The World’s Best Spa’ by National Geographic Traveller magazine, Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa offers a world of blissful serenity for travellers in need of pampering.

    Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and Kanuhura Maldives is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

    “These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.” 

    He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travellers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.”


    About Sun Resorts :

    Sun Resorts is part of the Sun Limited 'Hotel Management' Cluster. It owns and manages 4 hotels in Mauritius (La Pirogue, Sugar Beach, Long Beach, Ambre) and the iconic Ile aux Cerfs, a leisure island on which is nestled a championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer. In the Maldives, Sun owns and operates the Kanuhura Maldives, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World luxury collection.


    About Forbes Travel Guide 

    Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit


    COVID 19 Update

    On 15 September 2020, Maldives destination achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by World Travel & Tourism Council, in an effort to provide confidence to travelers and ensure high levels of hygiene throughout the journey. The Safe Travels Stamp has been recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, providing key support to the destination recovery.

    In this context, Kanuhura Maldives has at heart to anticipate any questions that may arise, and ensure guests’ health and safety through clear and transparent guidelines.

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